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Re: Help with will of 1508 would be much appreciated
« Reply #9 on: Monday 03 December 18 15:22 GMT (UK) »
William Oldame (Oldham) ?

Yes, that looks better than what I had.

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Re: Help with will of 1508 would be much appreciated
« Reply #10 on: Monday 03 December 18 15:36 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks for the help. I can see it now that it is pointed out. I wonder whether the Ol... name could have later become Oliver? There are certainly people of this name in this parish later.

Robert Lea was from Naneby, a long-deserted hamlet on the eastern side of the large Market Bosworth parish and this will dates from only some 23 years after the battle, so he may well have been living around here in 1485.

Dave :)

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Re: Help with will of 1508 would be much appreciated
« Reply #11 on: Monday 03 December 18 15:42 GMT (UK) »
I wonder whether the Ol... name could have later become Oliver?

Oldame (= Oldham), suggested by clayton bradley, looks solid for the Ol name.

Given that, I feel it's unlikely to have morphed into Oliver.

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Remember also that Sir William Oldham is a priest.  Priests mostly served in parishes other than their own family parish.


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Re: Help with will of 1508 would be much appreciated
« Reply #12 on: Monday 03 December 18 16:54 GMT (UK) »
I wonder whether the Ol... name could have later become Oliver?

Oldame (= Oldham), suggested by clayton bradley, looks solid for the Ol name.

Given that, I feel it's unlikely to have morphed into Oliver.

ADDED:

Remember also that Sir William Oldham is a priest.  Priests mostly served in parishes other than their own family parish.

Thanks for pointing that out. It saves me from further flights of fancy.

Dave :)